Updated on April 25, 10:40 a.m. (GMT+8): Added international release date.

The egoists are heading to the big screen with the Blue Lock movie.

Titled Episode Nagi, the animated film is Blue Lock’s first theatrical release since its anime adaptation premiered in 2022. The movie is based on a spinoff series illustrated by Kota Sonnomiya, based on the original Blue Lock manga written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and illustrated by Yusuke Nomura.

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Shunsuke Ishikawa, the assistant director of the anime, is directing the film under the production studio 8-Bit. Episode Nagi is a prequel to the anime and follows soccer genius Nagi Seishiro instead of the series’ main protagonist, Yoichi Isagi.

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Here’s everything you need to know about the Blue Lock movie, including its release date, trailer, characters, and story.

Blue Lock movie release date

Blue Lock anime character Kunigami Rensuke and Raichi Jingo
Credit: Eight Bit, @BLUELOCK_PR on Twitter

The series’ official website revealed on November 26, 2023, that the movie’s release date is April 19, 2024.

Crunchyroll announced at CinemaCon 2024 that the Blue Lock movie Episode Nagi releases in North American theaters on June 28, 2024, just two months after the movie’s release in Japan.

Blue Lock movie poster and key visual

Blue Lock movie Episode Nagi poster from the official website
Credit: 8-Bit

The movie poster released alongside the trailer features characters from the series’ second selection arc. However, it features Nagi’s Team V in the background while Isagi’s Team Z is in the foreground.

Blue Lock Episode Nagi characters, seiyuu, and voice actors

Blue Lock anime protagonists Isagi Yoichi and Bachira Meguru
Credit: 8-Bit
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Nagi SeishiroShimazaki Nobunaga
Reo MikageYuma Uchida
Zantetsu TsurugiKazuyuki Okitsu
Yoichi IsagiKazuki Ura
Meguru BachiraTasuku Kaito
Rensuke KunigamiYuki Ono
Hyoma ChigiriSoma Saito
Rin ItoshiKouki Uchiyama
Jinpachi EgoHiroshi Kamiya
Ryo NameokaSubaru Kimura

Blue Lock trailer and story

The movie follows the life of Nagi before he entered the Blue Lock facility.

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The trailer shows Nagi’s shift from a lazy high schooler to a budding soccer prodigy, which eventually leads to participating in Ego’s Blue Lock program — a facility designed to create the world’s greatest striker.

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You can go to Blue Lock’s official website for more information.

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